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Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time


  1. Elaine Snow Author

    How could you exclude Days of Heaven? Yeah, I heard you mention it as a contender but the cinematography alone is ground breaking & jaw dropping. Simply one of the most beautiful films ever. I’d also throw in “Chariots of Fire,” just for the opening beach scene & accompanying music, but there are plenty of other beautiful scenes. My goodness, no “Gold Diggers of 1933” – have you SEEN those Busby Berkeley production numbers? Exquisite and impressive. I can’t believe “Singin’ in the Rain” and “Wizard of Oz” were excluded; “Dr. Zhivago” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” deserved at least a mention. And, “Call Me By Your Name” and “Funny Face” were breathtaking. I guess you have your own, valid opinions & I have mine. Cool.

  2. bensilicate Author

    It's not surprising that The Fall is in this list since it is very much inspired by Baraka, the previous film by Ron Fricke (and very similar to Samsara). Some scenes of Baraka are even plagiarized in The Fall. (We also feel the influence of Jodorowski's films, by the way)

  3. I do yolo daily Author

    I know animation films might be considered cheating, but the Pixar film 'Coco' is absolutely gorgeous in my opinion. It's filled with a lot of vibrant colors and the city of the dead they created is stunningly detailed.

  4. DoronD Author

    Hold on, these are all beautiful movies without / with minimal CGI (exceptions are Sunshine and Gravity). Which kinda makes them beautifully set up movies.
    So how about making a list for beautiful CGI filled movies?

  5. Keri Ford Author

    I searched on Beautiful Movies and arrived here, I think the remit is too narrow with this selection, it seems to be interpreted as visually stunning, but for me a beautiful movie is one that impresses beauty as one of the primary qualities on the viewer and so needs to have a deeply romantic spirit and there seem to be few movies at the current time that do that, it is not the spirit of the time. One movie here mentioned that does that is "What Dreams May Come". Not mentioned here "Song of the Sea" and Hayao Miyazaki's movies. I'd be interested to hear recommendations for movies that people think express the romantic spirit of beauty.

  6. Eva McStardust Author

    La vita e bella, amazing, full of joy, love and pain. Sometimes emotions are more powerful than colours. I love the Hero from the list.

  7. 12 year old me was not good at picking usernames Author

    Atonement is beautiful. it takes its time with certain shots and its just so quiet in its intensity. love hate it so much.

  8. Carol 70-year-old English NATIONALIST Author

    I have no idea what you are talking about, I have never seen any of your ten, choices, I am about to go on a journey, thanks to the WWW and channels like yours!

  9. multiverser Author

    Raging Bull is a close second to Citizen Kane for the greatest American film ever (obviously, cinematography playing a towering role in that accomplishment), HOWEVER… if the studio had not heinously butchered The Magnificent Ambersons, that Welles masterpiece would have probably topped Kane and topped the list of best black & white cinematography in cinema history. An honorable mention should go to Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well for incredibly rich, black and white photography.

  10. Music Music Author

    If we are talking about cinematography, you should definitely look into south Asian director “Sanjay leela bhansali”. His visuals in “devdas”, bajirao mastani and padmavaat are stunning

  11. Noobian Gamer Author

    Glad to see The Fall took a much deserved spot. On the Asian cinema spot, also agree with Hero but a nod to Crouching Tiger would have been nice. A nod toward 80’s/90’s fantasy could have been deserved too. Films like Legend or The Neverending Story we’re visual feats at their time.

  12. Sruthy Raja Author

    The title sequence in The Fall was not random. Its about how Roy fell to his "almost" death while they were filming. Its how the story begins before Roy gets admitted in the hospital for his suicide attempt.

  13. Paul the Roman Author

    Each time someone mentions collections of B&W (black and white) cinema without at least a nod to David Lynch's "the Elephant Man", a little piece of me dies. These slights to my sensibilities and admittedly singular tastes only serve to confirm what I've been confronted with my whole life, which is the fact that my perceptions of what it means to be human are so far from the mean that I may as well have been born an alien in this complex and confusing milieu. Hell, even "Eraser Head" was superior to some of Bergman's droll and depressing footage.


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